William Otis Cline

1896–1977 (Age 80)
Ullin, Pulaski, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Otis

When William Otis Cline was born on 1 November 1896, in Ullin, Pulaski, Illinois, United States, his father, Paul Benjamin Cline, was 31 and his mother, Minnie Ellen Palmer, was 24. He married Mary T. Hinkle on 24 December 1920. He died on 17 April 1977, in Tamms, Alexander, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in St Johns Cemetery, Union, Illinois, United States.

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William Otis Cline
Mary T. Hinkle
Marriage: 24 December 1920

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24 December 1920

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 14

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 22

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of German Klein or a Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of this name.2 Variant spelling of Scottish or Irish Clyne .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Willie Cline in household of Paul Cline, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willim Otis Cline, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • William Otis Cline, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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